Call me farmboy (Login Required)
Home is what you make it— and what you make it for other people. Different elements of your experience, the people in your home, and how you think about your space make it your home.
Editorial: The stewardship of ideas (Login Required)
"Yes, it’s probably fair to say Carleton leans left, but doing so also blankets the campus in one beige color of sameness. I worry about those who feel they don’t fit into the beige blanket."
Touching down in “America’s Finest City” (Login Required)
I know that this phrase signals home. I know the descent of planes into “America’s Finest City” by heart. I love San Diego so much that my fear of flying vanishes when I see the landmarks of the place I was born during the flight descent.
The minor grievances of home (Login Required)
Eau Claire is a pretty typical Midwestern town. There isn’t much to do. There are a couple of rivers (floating on the Chippewa River is popular in the summer months), some decent restaurants, and a few movie theaters, including one of the ever-rarer nostalgia mines that is the drive-in theater.
A place at the top (Login Required)
I hail from Edina, Minnesota: land of the cake eaters and home of the world’s first indoor shopping mall. I grew up in a Minnesotan paradise full of large houses, country clubs, fake tanned people, and Juicy Couture sweat suits.
HIMYM (Login Required)
Things That Complicate My Relationship With New England.
I believe the Board’s response [to divestment] is part of a problem of mass denial, a failure in the consciousness of our society as a whole.
Letter to the Editor (Login Required)
We live in a society of fear. We Americans, we Minnesotans, we Carls do live in fear of ourselves and our own thoughts.
This week's Editorial (Login Required)
Yesterday I watched five bison go from living animals to flanks of meat ready to be cut and packaged for consumption.
We should have done it yesterday (Login Required)
The simple arithmetic of the fossil fuel problem
Work towards worthy goals, Wisconsin BCPL (Login Required)
Wisconsin’s Board of Commissioners of Public Lands recently approved a measure “prohibiting staff from engaging in global warming or climate change work while on BCPL time,” according to Bloomberg News reporter Eric Roster, who noted that the moratorium on climate change work for staff members also extended to responding to e-mails on the subject.
Sorry, not sorry (Login Required)
The word “sorry” often tumbles from my mouth, and up until today I didn’t think about the reasons behind this subconscious need to not offend.